Bacon’s Rebellion

Date/Time
09/19/2020
9:30am - 3:30pm

Join us for a day of special programming, including thematic walking tours and living history presentations, to commemorate the anniversary of the burning of Jamestown during Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676.

All programs below are free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne.

9:30am: Introduction to Jamestown Tour
Join a Jamestown Rediscovery staff member for an overview of the site where North America’s first permanent English colony began. Tour begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

11:00am: Bacon’s Rebellion Walking Tour, Part One
Join Public Historian Mark Summers for a walking tour that will recount the events of Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676, a civil war that burned Jamestown to the ground, devastated Native American communities, and threw England and the colonies into chaos. Tour begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

11:45am: Meet Thomas Mathew
Meet Thomas Mathew, a Burgess in 1676, and hear his eyewitness account of the dramatic events of Bacon’s Rebellion. Program takes place at the Hunt Shrine.

2:00pm: Bacon’s Rebellion Walking Tour, Part Two
Join Public Historian Mark Summers for a walking tour of New Towne that examines the aftermath of the war, the increasing slave laws, the Treaty of Middle Plantation with the Powhatan in 1677, the effect of Bacon’s Rebellion on future revolutions, and the move of the capital to Williamsburg in 1699. Tour begins at the Tercentennial Monument.

3:00pm: Meet Thomas Mathew
Meet Thomas Mathew, a Burgess in 1676, and hear his eyewitness account of the dramatic events of Bacon’s Rebellion. Program takes place at the Hunt Shrine.

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